the british crew say the french fishermen did all they could to hinder them. >> they wer just very abusive. at one point, they started throwing rocks at us, tried to put ropes in our propellers, things like that, just to stop us fishing, basically. >> the british responded, as the footage shows. the french crew set fire to an english rugby shirt and made rude hand gestures. the french say they felt provoked by the british behavior. >> they insult us, too. -- insulted us, too. they showed us their backsides and give us the finger. >> the british fleet have legal rights here to fish for scallops, but unlike them, their french counterparts have a closed season for five months. that is why the french trawlers blocked the british vessels.